The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 835 - Puking
Chapter 835: Puking
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Tang Wulin would rather learn how to fly a plane or absorb destructive energy. He was even willing to face the firepower of the entire Northsea Army Corps. He would rather go through all that than to endure such immense suffering in his present wide awake state.
It was no exaggeration what Old Demon Devour said. What Tang Wulin felt right now was both mental and physical torture.
Each time Tang Wulin began to lose his consciousness, he would feel his sea of spirit stimulated, and he would wake up instantly. At that moment, he could feel the contents of his mouth acutely.
The sensation was too disgusting to put into words. He just wanted to die there and then.
Twenty-four hours went by. Old Demon Devour smacked Tang Wulin’s head to knock him unconscious.
As he looked at Tang Wulin lying on the ground, two figures appeared beside him. They were Nightmare and Blight.
“I say, was I too cruel? I only gave him some delicious food to eat, that’s all. I’d only thought of the method before but never carried it out. Will it stimulate his spirits so much that he goes crazy?” Old Demon Devour asked as if he was worried about him.
“Don’t give me that crap. Why didn’t you hesitate when you gave him the worm to eat?” said Nightmare with scorn.
Old Demon Blight added with a furious expression, “You’re truly despicable and shameless. Why haven’t you told us about your methods before? How could you do that? How could you surpass us in torturing? When I saw his pained expression, he probably thinks you’re superior to the both of us in this regard. I’m really dissatisfied, you know? I’m extremely dissatisfied.”
“Hahahaha! Serves you right. I don’t care if you’re satisfied or not, the only thing I know is I’m having the time of my life here. Oh no, I must go and test this on the other little fellows as well and see their reactions. It’s alright even if they go crazy. We still have that guy Loathe, right? He’s the most helpful in restoring a person’s state of mind.”
“Little fatso, from the looks of things, we share a common interest now. From now on, whatever I eat, you’ll eat. I guarantee that you’ll pass this trial easily,” said Old Demon Devour to Xu Lizhi with a smile.
Xu Lizhi panted heavily. He had tried his very best to absorb the destructive energy and finally reached the opposite shore. However, regardless of the method he employed, he could not enter the base of the Northsea Army Corps. He had no recollection what happened. As far as he could recall, when the artillery fire came, he had already returned to Demon Island.
Old Demon Nightmare then told him that he had failed, and he was about to release the poison mist. At this very moment, Old Demon Devour appeared as if he was the messiah. Old Demon Devour told him that as long as he followed his instructions, he could save his comrades from the fate of being tortured by the poison mist.
He was then brought by Old Demon Devour into the forest.
When he saw the big, dark green worm, Xu Lizhi blinked a few times. Next, he saw Old Demon Devour toss a worm into his mouth and chewed on it forcefully.
Xu Lizhi’s eyes bulged immediately.
Old Demon Devour looked at him with a smile. Then he heard Xu Lizhi asked in shock, “Can this be eaten? Is it tasty?”
This time, it was Old Demon Devour’s turn to be stunned. Then, he saw Xu Lizhi raised a hand and he picked up another worm from his hands, which he tossed into his own mouth. Xu Lizhi started chewing on it forcefully as well.
After chewing for a while, Xu Lizhi’s eyes lit up. Then, his Adam’s apple shifted. He obviously swallowed the worm.
“Wow, I thought it would be super disgusting. Who knew that it tastes so good! Although it’s slightly sour and astringent, there’s some bitterness in its sour flavor, but there’s a sweet aftertaste. More importantly, it has the faint aroma of the bamboo plant. My tummy feels warm after I’ve eaten it. It feels quite comfortable really. It’s delicious! I never expected to find something so special on Demon Island. It’s like a local specialty. Do you have more of this? Let me dig for one more.”
When he saw Xu Lizhi’s jubilant expression, Old Demon Devour was stunned for a long while before he finally muttered, “Little fatso, you do have some unique talents in the affairs of eating.”
He was still talking when he saw Xu Lizhi squatting down beside the plant. He was digging through the soil with his hands.
Despite the object being the same, it was torture that made some people wish they were dead, but a source of extreme enjoyment for others. Truly, such a situation had never before happened on Demon Island.
Old Demon Devour was never one to admit defeat. Not to mention, none of the old demons on this island was willing to admit defeat. That was why Devour had to rack his brains to find ‘high-grade’ food which Xu Lizhi would find repulsive.
However, how was he to know that Xu Lizhi never rejected anything that was presented to him? Xu Lizhi would be slightly hesitant at first, but the more he ate, the happier he felt and the more excited he got. In the end, he would eat till his face was flushing red. He did not need Old Demon Devour’s expertise to find the different kinds of ‘food’ in the valley which was rich in life source on Demon Island. He became good at it purely by learning on his own.
Old Demon Devour could not help but surrender. He could only choose to torture the others. He could not deny that Xu Lizhi was exceptionally gifted with natural endowments, but that he was foolish at times.
Without a doubt, Xu Lizhi had broken the record…
Tang Wulin had absolutely no idea how he had spent these two months. He spent his waking hours in a daze. The torture on his body was manageable, but his spirit was suffering greatly.
He was a person who loved to eat, but he was tortured by Old Demon Devour so badly that he wanted to vomit the instant he saw food. However, his body’s powerful adaptive abilities gradually kicked in.
Tang Wulin was quick to notice that his body did not weaken because of the suffering from his torture. On the contrary, as he regularly ate peculiar food such as worms, cockroaches, snakes, rats, ants, and so on, his blood essence grew in vigor. It was especially true for his life source which was extremely dense currently.
“Old Demon Devour, thank you very much! Do you still have the worm? How long can it live? Can I ask a favor from you? Let me catch some more so that you can let Yue Zhengyu eat them. These worms are so rich with life source, it must be good for his body. He had used his ability Sacrifice to save me back then and lost too much of his life source. If he can eat some more worms, I’m sure it’ll benefit him greatly.”
Old Demon Devour stared with his mouth agape as Xu Xiaoyan played with the big, dark green worm in her hands as if toying around with some treasure.
‘What is wrong with this world? It’s one thing for a food-type Tool soul master to eat worms, but this young lady, she…’
When Xu Xiaoyan ate the worm for the first time, the degree of suffering she felt was similar to Tang Wulin. However, she too noticed that this worm was filled with dense life source. So, when Old Demon Devour planned to feed her a second worm, she acted this way.
This adaptive ability…
‘She’s not good in anything else, but this young lady’s ability to adapt is truly peerless!’
Of course, there were also those who were miserable.
“Blergh, blergh, blergh… kill me please!” wailed Xie Xie. His spirit was on the verge of collapsing.
“Blergh… I’ll kill you. Blergh… don’t let me get the chance, I’ll definitely kill you!” Ye Xinglan’s pretty face was already waxen.
‘Blergh, blergh, blergh… I’ll kill you!” Yuanen Yehui’s body twitched ceaselessly.
“This is truly wonderful. I’m almost crying! Old Demon Devour, may I know how I can keep these worms? Can I bring some with me when I leave? If I can keep them, with such dense life source as our support, the Holy Angel Clan can use their ability Sacrifice willingly. You see, our clan has ample monetary resources. Why don’t we work together to harvest the life source insects in this valley on Demon Island? We might be able to make medicine out of them. If we can do that, you’ll have made an outstanding contribution to the whole world!” Yue Zhengyu also found it repulsive, but since he possessed the ability — Sacrifice, his senses toward the life sourceweres the most acute among them. He had only eaten one worm, but he realized the wonders it contained.
Hence, with Tang Wulin as the leader, the four of them were tortured by Old Demon Devour for a full three months. Yue Zhengyu, Xu Xiaoyan, and Xu Lizhi, on the other hand, were guaranteed a spot in the next level.
“Do you guys know what I hate most in the world?” an elder with an aquiline nose and grim expression stood before Yue Zhengyu as he asked coldly.
His eyes were full of loathing, almost to the point of Yue Zhengyu who stood before him being the most detestable person in this world.
“I don’t,” said Yue Zhengyu honestly.
The few days he spent with Old Demon Devour was the most relaxing days Yue Zhengyu had experienced since he came to Demon Island. The life source he expended for Xu Xiaoyan through Sacrifice had been largely restored by consuming large quantities of the worms. This was definitely a welcome surprise. It had also greatly diminished his detest for Demon Island. His only hope now was to rescue his comrades.